Part of the funding, $1 million, in collaboration with UT Southwestern Medical Center, will go to conduct research into the use of nanotechnology for the treatment of a variety of medical conditions including cancer, autoimmune deficiencies, HIV and organ transplant rejection.
A new topical lotion that penetrates the skin deeply enough to target and eliminate serious skin infections, but without being systemically absorbed, has shown a high degree of safety and tolerability in patients with onychomycosis, or toenail fungus, a new study has shown.
Scientists in Israel are reporting the first simple and inexpensive method for building the large-scale networks of single-walled carbon nanotubes needed for using these microscopic wisps in a future generation of faster, smaller, and more powerful computers and portable electronic devices.
The pressing urgency to arrest climate change and find workable alternatives to major pollutants has prompted experts to examine the impact of nanotechnology on the environment - does nanotechnology hold the key to environmental protection, or is it likely to further aggravate the issue?
There is an article over at the Converting Magazine that says that despite its high cost, new nanoscale developments can provide covert authentication and track-and-trace features for consumer packaged goods.
Chemists have discovered a way to load dozens of molecules of the anti-cancer drug paclitaxel onto tiny gold spheres. The result is a tiny ball, many times smaller than a living cell that literally bristles with the drug.
Over at the IndustryWeek website, Scott E. Rickert, the CEO of Nanofilm, has written an article on nanotechnology in the food industry ("Taking the NanoPulse -- What's for dinner? Nanotechnology, of course").
Chemists have developed a novel way to grow chemically pure, zinc oxide thin films characterized by dense, bristle-like nanostructures and a new method for depositing them on temperature-sensitive substrates, including polymers, plastics and tapes.